Rickey Boyd (b. August 19th, 1964) is the American Muppeteer who portrayed Rhubarb the GROUCH in A SESAME STREET Christmas Carol. His interest in animation & puppetry began at an early age. At 11 he & 1 of his friends produced their own crude TV puppet shows at a local cable access station & experimented w/ 8mm animated short films.
Most recently he has performed Cookie Monster’s Grandma for SESAME Workshop’s SESAME Beginnings, Scooter & Crazy Harry in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, & Waffle in Animal Jam. Other projects include Muppets from Space, including serving as the puppeteer for Animal, & Frank OZ looped the voices in post-production."Dinosaurs", Muppet*Vision 3D, The Muppets at Walt Disney World, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "The JIM HENSON Hour", "Dog City" & " Song of the Cloud Forest", as well as various videos & commercial projects. Also, in addition to HENSON Productions, Rickey has performed lead characters for The Nashville Network’s Peppercorn Productions.
Rickey Boyd continues to perform for HENSON & works as an animator & director for Magnetic Dreams Animation Studio in Nashville, Tenn. There, he designs & directs animations for clients such as SESAME STREET, among others. He lives outside Nashville w/ his wife Judy & their children Emily & Andrew.
- SESAME STREET
- The JIM HENSON Hour: Laughing Boy ("Dog City"), Aart ("Song of the Cloud Forest")
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splinter (facial assistant)
- The Muppets at Walt Disney World
- Dinosaurs: Baby Sinclair (Muppetry occasionally during last season), Decker (face), Ethyl Phillips (occasionally, Muppetry only), Parish (face), Pearl Sinclair (face)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
- BIG BAG: Argyle McSock, Bag
- Muppets from Space: Animal (Muppetry) Additional Muppets, cameo as Gonzo follower at Cape Doom
- Animal Jam: Waffle
- The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: Scooter & Crazy Harry
- SESAME Beginnings: Cookie Monster’s Grandma
- Abby in Wonderland
- A SESAME STREET Christmas Carol: Rhubarb the GROUCH
- Muppet Performers
- Muppet Puppeteers
- Muppet Voice Actors
- Rickey Boyd on the Muppet Wiki
- Rickey Boyd on the Puppet Wiki
- Rickey Boyd on the OSCAR THE GROUCH Wiki
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